My roommate collects baseball cards and I was looking at one of the packs and it said, "Suggested retail value is $4.99. Fleer does not, in any manner, make any representations as to whether any of its cards will have or attain any present or future value."
Good thing I am not in public relations, because I like to tell it like it is. If I wrote that little blurb for Fleer it would say, "we want you to pay $5.00 for this pack of cards, but you've been warned, right now it might not be worth something and in the future it could still be worth nothing."
Thankfully we've been redeemed by something of more value then Fleer baseball cards.
17 And if you call on the Father, who without partiality judges according to each one’s work, conduct yourselves throughout the time of your stay here in fear; 18 knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers, 19 but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot. 20 He indeed was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you 21 who through Him believe in God, who raised Him from the dead and gave Him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God (1 Peter 1:17-21)